CAT 2021 Last Minute Preparation Tips
10 Days to go for CAT: Last-minute preparation tips - Now that only 10 days are left for the Common Admission Test (CAT), most of you must have prepared well for the CAT exam. In the last leg of the preparation, it is essential that the candidates do not experiment with anything new and revise thoroughly whatever they have studied in the past six months to one year. With only 10 days to go for CAT, last-minute preparation tips include To have a firm grip on the contents of the CAT exam is the most important cornerstone of preparation, also familiarity with the exam environment by solving sample papers or mock tests gives one an edge. CAT 2021 is scheduled on November 28 with an expected attendance of more than 2 lakhs students. While 10 days to go for CAT, stress takes over and can kill the confidence of many. To fight that here are some last-minute preparation tips for CAT aspirants.
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CAT 2021 - Good Attempts*
|Ideal number of attempts||23-27||16-21||18-25|
|Total number of questions||34||32||34|
*This will be applicable if the total number of questions that will be asked is 100. In CAT 2020, the number of questions was reduced.
Sketching the schedule
Now that 10 days are left for CAT you must focus on revision and practise through online tests. You must not pick any fresh subject that will confuse and create panic in you. There will be many aspirants who might be working or are students, they should schedule study hours accordingly after their working hours. While you plan your schedule don’t forget to pursue your hobbies to keep your mind fresh and active.
Solve Previous year papers
Practice makes a man perfect, hence aspirants must make sure to attempt a number of CAT mock tests or previous year sample papers to get a feel of the exam environment. Students must sit for three hours as per the exam pattern and manage their time for D-Day. The more you practice, the less are the chances of making errors.
As per the exam pattern of CAT, each section will have a sectional time limit. That means students will have to attempt the questions of a particular section in 40 minutes, hence students must practice mock tests and frame strategy to attempt questions. Now that 10 days are left for exam students must focus on solving questions of each section in less time by each passing day.
Personal health; Fuel up
While you are getting ready to prepare for CAT, don’t forget to maintain your health equally. Staying calm and healthy is equally important as scoring grades. You must eat protein-rich fruits to increase mental alertness. Moreover, avoid skipping meals even if you don’t feel hungry. Have milkshakes and smoothies to not feel fatigued. Also, avoid eating bakery items as it takes time to digest. At last, you must sleep like a baby.
Revise from the flash notes
It is impossible to go through all the books of CAT while revising the topics. Hence, you must prepare notes for important formulas and tricks so that you can have a glance just before appearing for the CAT exam instead of moving between pages of books. Try recalling all the formulas before going to bed.
Read Questions Carefully
Students are advised to go through the instructions and read CAT question paper carefully before making a choice or starting the paper. There is nothing worse than putting time into a question and realizing you are not solving for x, or the essay is off-target. Slowing down can help you stay focused.
Anxiety is a great friend before any examination, however, don’t hop to cram everything while revising the topics. Keep your cool and brush the concepts of the topics that you have studied. Don’t touch any new area as it will lead to confusion and less confidence. CAT is being conducted not solely for scoring grades but it also analyses how well can a student handle the exam stress. Therefore, you must pursue your hobbies amid the preparation to calm yourself.
Prepare for D-Day
Keep your important documents ready - Admit card, original ID proof, SC/ST or DA supporting documents
Check for the travel time on Google maps.
Aspirants must visit the exam centre before the D-day to become familiar with the route to reach the examination centre.
Post COVID-19 students are advised to take precautions by wearing masks/face shields and sanitizing their hands and objects to avoid any contact with the contaminated objects and prevent infection.
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any book for cat preparation for NIFT
You can use following books for NIFT CAT exam:
- NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by Surendra Kavimandan
- NIFT by Sonia Sahney
- Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
- NIFT: Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by Ramesh Publishing House Concepts of Pattern Grading by Carolyn L. Moore
- NIFT Entrance Exam- Self Study Guide
- Prashant Kumar’s NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide
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i have got 90k in vit will i get cse in bhopal at cat 1
It is a bit difficult to predict the exact case as vit doesn't release any cut off for last 2-3 years. It depends on certain factors like number of candidates appearing in that examination, previous year cut off,number of seats increased, difficulty level of the paper.
But as far as my knowledge , in 90k you should be able to grab cse at vit bhopal in category 1.
For more information you can check out the link given below-
In cat examination ask academic knowledge?
Yes, CAT does require academic knowledge till class 12th. The sections comprise of these components stated below.
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
I hope this information helps you. All the best!
I have completed my 10+2 and graduation in distance due to some family problems and my percentage in graduation in 45% and i belongs to SC category can i eligible to this CAT exam please tell. me sir and how could I crack CAT exam
According to the CAT eligibility criteria, if a SC/ST/PWD candidate who has completed any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with 45% of aggregated marks then he can sit for CAT examination. You are really lucky in way as you are on the verge. The same is 50% for general and OBC students.
Here you can check this on our website careers360 by following this link.
Now, coming to the second question, how to prepare for it. CAT is a comprehensive examination that doesn't test your knowledge but your presence of mind. Even if you have a top-notch strategy, it may not work on the D-day, as they say it. Any strategy that you adopt must be your own to form. You need to understand that each applicant has his/her strengths and weaknesses. And all have a specific signature ability to improve.
Having said that, I'll suggest you to go through the tips and tricks our experts have given on Careers360. Click on the link below to read it.
Here, you can find suggestions of best books, study materials and of course preparation tips.
Hope it helps you. All the best!
VITEEE 2021 rank 17373 can I get IT or CSE spl. in cat 1 or 2 in vellore campus . is any Sibling quota or preference.
To get a seat in CSE in VIT Vellore campus, candidate must have rank under 5000 and for IT seat he/she must have rank under 9000 under category 1 (based on previous years records). But as you memtioned that you get rank around 17k , then yes you can still get CSE or IT in VIT Vellore campus but in category 3 or 4 not in category 1 or 2. Or else, you can try getting seat in other campus might be Chennai!